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Sanxia Tsuhsih Temple Pigs of God Festival

Crowds in front of the Tsuhsih Temple await the arrival of the god pigs. On the 6th day of the Chinese lunar year, the Tsuhsih Temple in Sanxia holds a pigs of God contest where the aim is to raise the fattest pig. The controversial practice is opposed by animal rights activists. In 2012 the winning pig weighed in at 1061kg. Sanxia, Taiwan, 28 January 2012

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Pigs of God Festival
Crowds in front of the Tsuhsih Temple await the arrival of the god pigs. On the 6th day of the Chinese lunar year, the Tsuhsih Temple in Sanxia holds a pigs of God contest where the aim is to raise the fattest pig. The controversial practice is opposed by animal rights activists. In 2012 the winning pig weighed in at 1061kg. Sanxia, Taiwan, 28 January 2012